LGBTQIA+ Resources

Promoting a Welcoming and Respectful Campus Community

The University is committed to ensuring that all members of the LGBTQIA+ community feel safe, respected, and valued on campus.  All students and staff and faculty members are encouraged to be familiar with University and community resources. If you have questions about supporting a community member or if you would like additional information regarding resources or training, please contact the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at 412-648-7860 or visit the Student Affairs LGBTQIA+ Resources web page.   

Guidelines for Inclusion Relating to Gender Transition

Pitt has created gender transition guidelines to help foster an understanding of transgender issues in the workplace and guidance on how to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for individuals transitioning at the University.  If you are an individual looking for assistance regarding a gender transition, the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is available to assist you.

Preferred/Chosen Name Initiatives

The University is happy to accommodate the use of a student, staff or faculty member’s preferred/chosen name throughout certain University systems and on certain documents as permitted by law. 

GSWS Gender Inclusive Guidelines

Learn about Gender Inclusive Guidelines as outlined by Pitt's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program.

Restrooms and Gender-Neutral Housing

Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to use restrooms that correspond to their gender identities, and gender inclusive housing is available for students who wish to live together regardless of sex, gender, gender identity, or expression.  

LGBTQIA+ Faculty and Staff Affinity Group

The mission of the LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group at the University of Pittsburgh is to promote the professional and social development of LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty and advocate for the needs of our community.  Learn more about affinity groups at Pitt and specifically Pitt Queer Professionals. 

Training, Education, and Advocacy Groups

Learn about the various LGBTQIA+  training, education, and advocacy groups at Pitt.

University Support Resources and Information

Pitt has many resources aimed at supporting the needs of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.  

Resources in the Community

Many organizations in the Greater Pittsburgh area and beyond are dedicated to supporting members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation at the University of Pittsburgh is a cultural event for the University to recognize and acknowledge the achievements and contributions of LGBTQIA+ students of all races and ethnicity.